Did you know that over 4,000 sq miles of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil were destroyed from August 2019 to July 2020? Road works, farming and housing spaces, valuable hardwoods, medicines, cattle ranching, and human gain are just some of the reasons for the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. The situation is becoming more and more critical with each passing year, especially taking into account that most trees are cut down illegally. To increase awareness of the Amazon’s destruction and inspire people to take action, the London-based artist Lauren Baker created a mind-blowing multi-sensory installation titled “An Open Dialogue with Nature.”
“An Open Dialogue with Nature” by Lauren Baker
Lauren Baker is a British multidisciplinary artist exploring the expansiveness of the universe, metaphysics, and human connection. Baker is known worldwide for her amazing light art and large-scale installations that can be found in many cities around the globe. The artist is also passionate about sustainability and environmental issues, two important topics that are often raised in her art.
“An Open Dialogue with Nature” is one of Lauren Baker’s recent projects presented to support the reforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Following her deep love for trees, the artist created a large-scale, multi-sensory art installation featuring a white ethereal tree sculpture woven with bird sounds, tropical thunderstorms, and woody smells from the Amazon rainforest. All of the elements are synced with the sound waves of Baker’s voice reading “A Letter to Mother Earth,” an open apology for the destruction caused by humans over the last 100 years.
Lauren Baker created “An Open Dialogue with Nature” to encourage people to plant trees in the Amazon rainforest. The artist’s mission is to plant 8,888 trees, and she is close to reaching this goal. You can also join the mission and help restore lost forests and habitats via One Tree Planted charity. Every dollar raised will plant one tree. For more information about the project, please visit Lauren Baker’s official website.